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Best Drive-In Movies in Puget Sound

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You might remember from your childhood, putting on your pajamas and heading out in the station wagon with Mom and Dad to the local drive-in. You can create those memories again at some of the best drive-ins around Puget Sound!

Valley 6 Drive-In Theaters
401 49th St NE
Auburn, WA 98002
253.854.1250
http://www.valleydriveins.com

It’s the largest drive-in theater in Puget Sound, with over 3,000 parking spaces and six screens. Each night is a double-feature showing.
Adults (ages 16-59)- $9.00; Juniors (ages 12-15) & Seniors (60+)- $5.50; Children (ages 5-11)- $2.00; Children under 5 are FREE!
The Valley Drive-Ins are open 7 days a week. Gates open at 8pm, show starts at dusk. Bring your AM radio! Movies are broadcast in AM stereo sound. Sorry, but you can’t “mix-n-match” movies. Each ticket is for a specific double-feature. Dogs are welcome but they must be on a leash (when not in the vehicle) and you must pick up after them! Even in the summertime, the weather can get cold once the sun goes down. Plan accordingly! Snack bar featuring made-to-order pizza and fresh popcorn! Please, no outside food or drink. The drive-in is a family environment; use of drugs or alcohol will NOT be tolerated.

Rodeo Drive-In
7369 State Highway 3 Southwest
Port Orchard, WA 98367
360.698.6030
http://www.rodeodrivein.com

The Rodeo lights 3 screens with double features; accommodating over 800 cars.
General Admission $8.00 / Ages 5-12 & Seniors, 55+ $5.00 / 4 & under free. It’s a teriffic value for a double feature!
The Rodeo Drive-In is open 7 days a week from late May or early June until Labor Day Weekend. Box office opens at 7:30 Friday and Saturday, 8pm Sunday-Thursday. There is a full-service “Concession Central”. All the usual theatre fare, PLUS incredible burgers & fries, chicken strip baskets & sandwiches, corn dogs, hot dogs, 15″ mega-pizzas with a complete selection of toppings, pretzels… AND the infamous PIZZA DOG. For your convenience, there are radio pagers for larger kitchen orders (pizzas, burgers, etc). You can return to your car, avoid the snack bar crowds and not miss the movie. You’ll get a page when your order is ready.

Skyline Drive-In Theater
182 SE Brewer Road
Shelton, WA 98594
360.426.4707
http://www.skylinedrive-in.com

Season 2011 is the 49th consecutive season for this old solo screen that opened 20 miles northwest of the state capital, back in 1962, with a capacity for over 300 cars.
General Admission- $7.00; Children (ages 6-11)- $1.00; Children 5 & under- FREE!
Gates open at 8pm, show starts at dusk. Now open 7 days a week through the summer! Bring your FM radio! Movie soundtracks are broadcast in FM stereo sound. Tune to 98.5 FM. Even in the summertime the weather can get cold once the sun goes down. Plan accordingly! Our snack bar features made-to-order cheeseburgers and pizza, along with fresh-made popcorn and curly fries! Please, no outside food or drink. The drive-in is a family environment; use of drugs or alcohol will NOT be tolerated. Dogs are welcome provided that they are on a leash when in public and the owner is in control at all times. The owner assumes all responsibility for the actions of their pets. The Skyline Drive-In is not responsible for the animals.

The Blue Fox Drive-In Theater
1403 Monroe Landing Rd.
Oak Harbor, WA 98277
360.675.5667
http://www.bluefoxdrivein.com

This solo screen is lit with a double feature each evening.
Admission 11 And Over – $6.50; Children 5-10 – $.50; Children 4 And Under Are Free.
Box Office/Snack Bar Opens at 6:00pm, and the movies start at Dusk (approx. 9:30pm).

Wheel-In Motor Movie
210 Theatre Road
Port Townsend, WA 98368
360.385.0859
http://www.ptwheelinmotormovie.com

Admission: General – $8.50; Seniors 65 and Juniors 12 – $6.50; Under 6 – Free
Open Wednesday – Sunday; Box Office opens: 8:30 p.m.; Show Time: Dusk
Come hungry and visit the theater’s concession stand, where you will find friendly, talented staff ready to complete your Drive-In experience with drive-in favorites like pizza, hamburgers, hot dogs and nachos.

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